Peer-to-peer computing in health-promoting voluntary organizations: A system design analysis
2005 (English)In: Journal of medical systems, ISSN 0148-5598, Vol. 29, no 5, 425-440 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A large part of the health promotion in today's society is performed as peer-to-peer empowerment in voluntary organisations such as sports clubs, charities, and trade unions. In order to prevent work-related illness and long-term sickness absence, the aim of this study is to explore computer network services for empowerment of employees by peer-to-peer communication. The 'technique trade-off' method was used for the analysis of the system design. A Critical Incident Technique questionnaire was distributed to a representative sample of trade union shop stewards (n = 386), and focus-group seminars were arranged where a preliminary set of requirements was discussed. Seven basic requirements were identified and matched to a set of 12 design issues for computer network services, allocating a subset of design issues to each requirement. The conclusion is that the systems design displays an inexpensive and potentially feasible method for peer-to-peer computing in voluntary health-promoting organisations. © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 29, no 5, 425-440 p.
National CategoryComputer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31442DOI: 10.1007/s10916-005-6100-xLocal ID: 17225OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31442DiVA: diva2:252265